Author: Stacie Parillo

Turbans to Tiaras Sessions 1 & 2

Sessions 1 & 2 Students research 1920s fashion from around the world with Special Collection’s Curatorial Assistant, Angela DiVeglia. Teens are instructed by RISD Continuing Education instructor Candace French Milliner, Everett Hoag brings in his custom designs to teach students about constructing lightweight headdresses. In Session 2, attendees finish up their projects and try on their wearable...

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Portals Candles Available – Limited Edition

Pour yourself a glass of wine, light a candle and settle in for a cozy night with your favorite book. We enlisted extraordinary candle-maker Erica from Burke and Hare Co. to browse our collection for a PPL Portals inspired scented candle and pillar. Both limited edition candles are available exclusively at Burke & Hare Co. online shop. Repose En Paix Inspired by a nearly 300 yr old volume containing French Funeral Invitations this hand poured candle blends notes of fresh cotton, vanilla, leather bindings and aged wood to bring you a custom scent reminiscent of an old and loved...

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On Afrofuturism, Motherships, and Afronauts

Confession: No one would ever consider me a sci-fi aficionado. Ever. Music has always been my escape and where my imaginings of my place in a futuristic, fantastical world have lingered. Early P-Funk, anyone? While my geek flag is planted squarely in the intersection of better librarianship through technology, peering into a topic like Afro-Futurism has been daunting. What is Afro-Futurism? There are many definitions out there but one that gets right to the point of the matter comes from Wikipedia: “[Afrofuturism] is a literary and cultural aesthetic that combines elements of science fiction, historical fiction, fantasy, Afrocentricity, and magic realism with non-Western cosmologies in order to critique not...

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Travel from Book to Film

Transport yourself through time and space when you travel from book to film. These pairs include romance, magic, time travel, strange creatures, apes and Mars. The Chronicles of Narnia portals, magic, fantasy Transported to a magical world by entering a wardrobe time portal, four siblings find themselves in Narnia, populated with beasts, dwarfs, witches and lions. We couldn’t pick just one in this amazing series, so here’s all of them! Books by C.S. Lewis Films 1 by Andrew Adamson Film 3 by Michael Apted Book 1: The Magician’s Nephew Book E-book Audiobook Book 2: The Lion, The Witch and...

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